Young scholars

The Climate Centre is scaling up its support to the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement through advanced students who link their academic requirements with humanitarian needs.  

Interested in the Young Scholars for Humanitarian Work Programme? 

We receive valuable support in our work from talented graduate students who combine desk or field research for their studies with projects for the Climate Centre. In order to develop a more sustainable and well-supported system to accommodate these junior researchers, we have ongoing relationships for internships and temporary consultancy contracts with a number of international institutions. If you are affiliated with one of the below-mentioned universities and would like to join us as an unpaid junior researcher, we would be keen to explore opportunities for collaboration as long as a faculty member is willing and able to supervise you. Please contact climatecentre@climatecentre.org  briefly describing your skills and interests (no more than a paragraph), and if your profile aligns with our needs, we will follow up. Please note we do not usually accept applications from students from other institutions. 

The Climate Centre currently has arrangements with the following universities: Boston University, Brandeis University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex), King's College London, Makerere University, MIT, New York University, Parsons School of Design, University College London, University of Cambridge, University of Cape Town, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Iceland, University of Manchester, University of Maryland, University of Miami, University of Oxford, Wageningen University, and Yale.

 

Listed below are the young researchers who currently participate in our internship programme or have participated in 2012:

Anthony BANYOUKO NDAH
Universiti Brunei Darussalam, FASS, Environmental Studies Program external
Environment and Cholera in Douala, Cameroon: Assessment of community vulnerability and recommendations for response
Supervisors: Dr. William John Duane and Dr. Besong Samuel Besong

Tony Banna
Ben NORSKOV
Parsons MFA Design and Technology external
Designed games for outreach and education about climate change with other team members from Parsons and Yale.
Supervisor: Pablo Suarez, Content Advisor
Ben Norskov
Chetan DEVA
University of Manchester - Economics external
Developed a framework for impact assessment of forecast based decisions
Supervisor: Pablo Suarez
Chetan Deva
Erin KITCHELL
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. of Geography external
Conducted field study on climate information exchange among pastoralists in Senegal
Supervisor: Matt Turner
External Partners: Centre de Suivi Ecologique, Dakar
Erin Kitchell
Eulani LABAY
Parsons The New School for Design - MFA Transdisciplinary Design, 2012 external
Designed games for outreach and education about climate change with other team members from Parsons and Yale.
Supervisor: Pablo Suarez, Content Advisor
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Gillian LOGIE
King’s College, London - Geography external
Assisting in the Partners for Resilience Programme in Nairobi. Researching the partners’ approach to cooperation
Supervisors: Sirak Temesgen and Julie Arrighi
 
 
Grady WALKER
New York University - Environmental Conservation Education external
Assisted in creating a film for the Uganda Red Cross Society and the Climate Centre on climate risks in Uganda.
Supervisor: Pablo Suarez, Julie Arrighi
Grady Walker
Hannah TANKARD
King’s College London – Disasters, Adaptation and Development external
Assisting Drought, Change and the Future of the Arid Lands' research. Contribution to establish how the effects of future droughts and contemporary changes in pastoralism will affect women.
Supervisors: Stephen McDowell and Mark Pelling

 
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Hui SHI
Columbia University - Climate and Society external
Addressing sources of predictability for rainfall. Developing a climate and health training manual
Supervisor: Simon Mason
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Inge-Merete HOUGAARD
Lund University – Programme in International Development and Management external
Assisting in the Partners for Resilience (PfR) programme in Kenya and Uganda linking disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystems management and restoration.
Supervisors: Oliver Nasirwa, Julie Arrighi

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Jaime FRUNGILLO
Boston University - Marine Programme external
Georeferenced of Red Cross data to analyze links between forecasts and disasters
Supervisors: Jordan Winkler and Pablo Suarez
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Jessica THORN
University of Oxford - School of Geography and the Environment external
Addressing Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction to urban flood risk in informal settlements: A case study of Mathare slum, Nairobi Kenya.
Supervisors: Pablo Suarez, Youcef Ait-Chellouche,Thomas Thornton
Jessica Thorn
Jorge SANZ FUERTES
King's College London external
Assisted in Partners for Resilience Programme
Supervisor: Knud Falk
Jorge Sanz Fuertes

Joshua ZAKE
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria, Environment and Natural Resources - Agricultural Sciences external  
Evaluated existing early warning systems for climate related hazards impacting on smallholder farming communities in Mpigi district, Central Uganda.
Supervisors: Sophie Zechmeister-Boltenstern, Michael Hauser

Joshua Zake
Kanchan SHRESTHA
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science external
Analyzed and reported on integration of climate change by National Societies for the UNFCCC COP-17, Durban.
Supervisors: Pablo Suarez and Patricia Fay
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Kat JENSEN
Columbia University - Climate and Society  external
Assisted in Partners for Resilience Programme
Supervisors: Pablo Suarez, Lisette Braman
Kat Jensen
Kira SULLIVAN-WILEY
Boston University- Earth & Environment external
Researching the methods and effectiveness of information transfer from service providers to at-risk agricultural communities in the Mount Elgon region, Uganda.
Supervisor: Julie Arrighi
Kira Sullivan-Wiley

Laura CANEVARI
University of Oxford - School of Geography and the Environment external
Addressing Knowledge production pathways and the use of participatory GIS mapping in vulnerability assessments and risk management: a case study of Beausejour (Grenada)
Supervisors: Diana Liverman, John Holmes, Joan Bastide (French Red Cross, Barbados)

Laura Canevari

Lauren GRAHAM
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies - Environmental Management external
Analyzing patterns of integration of climate change adaptation strategies and policy into the RC national societies humanitarian work, evaluating the correlation between capacity building efforts and more effective climate change integration
Supervisors: Pablo Suarez and Patricia Fay

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Lien TRAN
Parsons MFA Design and Technology external
Designed games for humanitarian outreach and education about climate change and public health.
Team Faculty Collaborator: Clay Ewing
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Lindsay BOUTON
Harvard School of Public Health - Global Health and Population external
Assisting in the Health Risk Management in a Changing Climate project in Tanzania and Kenya
Supervisors:  Erin Coughlan, Sheila Chemjor, Renatus Mkaruka
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Lionel BADAL
King's College London external 
Assisted in Partners for Resilience Programme
Supervisors: Pablo Suarez, Madeleen Helmer
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Louisa WHITLOCK
King's College London external
Assists in Partners for Resilience Programme
Supervisor: Fleur Monasso
Louisa Whitlock

Lydie-Line PAROZ
ETH Zürich external (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
Assists in Partners for Resilience Programme, in particular linked to the national policy dialogues for the National Adaptation Plans
Supervisor: Madeleen Helmer

 

Lydie-Line Paroz 
Mohini DUTTA
Parsons MFA Design and Technology external
Designed games for outreach and education about climate change with other team members from Parsons and Yale.
Pablo Suarez, Content Advisor
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Rebeka RYVOLA
Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies external
Researching effects of interactive and innovative film use by development and climate organizations, organized and co facilitated the RC 'Beyond the Film' Festival at COP 18.
Supervisor: Pablo Suarez

Rebeka Ryvola
Sophia COLANTONIO
Yale University, School of Public Health - Public Health external and Medicine external at the University of Ottawa, Canada
Helped address the humanitarian consequences of climate change and extreme events within the Partners for Resilience programme.
Supervisor: Pablo Suarez
 
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Vanessa LAMERS
Yale University, School of Public Health, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies - Public Health externalEnvironmental Management external
Evaluated direct, measurable links between the environment and international disasters to utilize for the upcoming COP in Durban, South Africa
Supervisor: Pablo Suarez 
Vanessa Lamers

Luis Miguel CASTRO URIBE
University of Cape Town - Environmental Management external
Evaluated the effectiveness of participatory video in community-based adaptation to climate change. A case study in Wage Worgaja, Ethiopia.
Supervisors: Pablo Suarez, Gina Ziervogel, Azemeraw Bekele (ERCS contact)
 
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Megan FLEMING
Columbia University - Climate and Society  external
Contributed knowledge of climate change and variability in community-based disaster management for the Caribbean region
Supervisors: Reynette Royer-Thomas (RC Caribbean DRMRC), Lisette Braman, Pablo Suarez, Walter Baethgen (IRI)
External Partners: Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), International Centre on Environmental Monitoring (CIMA Foundation), Columbia IRI


Megan Fleming
Meghan BAILEY
University of Oxford, Environmental Change and Management external 
Assessed the potential of climate forecasting and disaster risk reduction interventions to improve household level food security in the drought-prone region of Karamoja, Uganda
Supervisors: Aine Reuben, Pablo Suarez, Ariella Helfgott

 

Meghan Bailey
Mystral ECHEVARRIA
Boston University - Marine Programme external
Georeferenced of Red Cross data to analyze links between forecasts and disasters 
Supervisors: Jordan Winkler and Pablo Suarez
 
Neal GRAVES
Hampshire college - Literature and Classical Studies external
Searched through DREFs for key terms related to weather predictions and organizing my findings in a database.
Supervisor: Pablo Suarez

 
Neal Graves

Nina QAIEM MAQAMI
King's College London external
Assisted in Partners for Resilience Programme
Supervisor: Knud Falk

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Pamela BRAFF
Boston University - Marine Programme external
Georeferenced of Red Cross data to analyze links between forecasts and disasters 
Supervisors: Jordan Winkler and Pablo Suarez

Pamela Braff
Rhiannon FOX
Parsons the New School for Design - Communication Design external
Provided Innovative visualizations for global disaster data in order to see visual patterns and revealing the countries most in need of disaster recovery resources
Supervisors: ISDR, Mathan Ratinam, Pablo Suarez

 

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Selina MAENZANISE
King’s College London - Disasters, Adaptation and Development external
Supervisors: Pablo Suarez,  and Mark Pelling
Climate Risk Perception and Management
External Partners: SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training (START)
Selina
Soyee CHIU
Columbia University - Climate and Society  external
Assisted in Partners for Resilience Programme
Supervisors: Pablo Suarez, Lisette Braman

 
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Trevor GREEN
Boston University - International Relations and Environmental Policy external
Georeferencing of Red Cross data to analyze links between forecasts and disasters
Supervisors: Jordan Winkler and Pablo Suarez
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Yufang ZHOU
Columbia University - Climate and Society  external
1. Assisted with ongoing DRR projects at the provincial level
2. Assisted branches to identify opportunities to help communities to access, understand, and act upon climate and weather information in a practical and appropriate way
Supervisors: Lisette Braman, Qinghui Gu, Rebecca McNaught and Liqiang Sun


Yufang
Zoe ROBERT
University of Iceland - Environment and Natural Resources external
Developed a framework for monitoring and evaluation of project to build capacity to cope with climate risks, researching climate risk management work of the Ethiopian Red Cross Society, as well as coordination of organisations across geographical scales.
Supervisors: Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir, Pablo Suarez and Patty Fay

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Go here to see where young researchers did their climate related work for the Red Cross and Red Crescent in 2009 and 2010.

 

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